The world is coming to Canada

February 25-26 2023, Mississauga Toronto, Canada

An Event For Everyone

Races at WRICH 2023 are open to anyone. World Rowing is calling on gym athletes, Olympians, Paralympians, club rowers, paddlers, Crossfitters, casual fitness enthusiasts to come together for two days of racing for the title of World Champion.

2000m & 500m

2000 metre distances and 500 metre showstopper sprints for all individuals. For the first time ever, WRICH will be a “hybrid” competition inviting anyone to race in-person in the arena with the roar of cheering spectators, along with Continental Qualifiers racing virtually from all over the world on their Concept2 ergometers in real time. They will be connected via the internet to the same central timing and results system and use the same performance metrics as those in the venue.

Team Relay Events

Team Relay Events are a spectator favourite. Crews of four covering distances of 2000 metres, will switch up every 250 metres. Mixed, Men’s and Women’s will be featured races in the program for 2023 World Rowing Indoor Championship medals.


Versa Challenge

A new, exciting, multi-event challenge has been added to the World Rowing Indoor Championships. The World Rowing Versa Challenge will celebrate the most fit indoor rowing athletes in the world. Over two days, 20 top indoor rowing athletes will compete for points in five events that test endurance, speed, strength, teamwork, and stamina. Ten men and ten women will be invited from across the globe to participate in “The Versa” or heptathlon of indoor rowing based on a series of qualifying tests in November 2022.

Two Action Packed Days

For the first time ever, Canada is hosting the World Rowing Indoor Championships.

This February 25th and 26th, 3,000 competitors from around the world will take over the arena floor at Paramount Fine Foods Centre for two action packed days. 200 new Concept2 RowErgs, exciting race formats, and much fun to watch and cheer!

Countdown to WRICH 2023


Inspiring Stories

“The World Rowing Indoor Championships is an event where athletes can show their raw speed,” says Canadian Olympic rower, Jenn Casson. With indoor rowing gaining in popularity around the world, her words resonate more than ever for a discipline of the sport that has truly come into its own…

Discover Mississauga

The city of Mississauga is proud to host the 2023 World Rowing Indoor Championships.
As Canada’s 6th largest city, Mississauga is in a class all its own. Neighbouring the city of Toronto, Mississauga is home to cutting-edge facilities that offer big-city appeal, lush green spaces, exciting attractions, and diverse neighbourhoods.

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